Daytona didn't go as planned.



What is that smoke coming from? oh ...... 

About 3 years ago we had a chance to drive under the lights with USCA. The Miata blew a diff seal and we never made a lap under the lights. Exciting news to hear that David Murry Track days, this year was running under the lights. Super stoked to finally check the bucket list we packed up and headed south.  





 Landed in Datona around 1pm. Normally driver meetings require a 5 am wakeup. not this one.  We could get used to tracking days like this. 




The Drivers meeting ended around 3pm and the sun slowly went down. 


After the first Dusk run Fire erupted. Our Dry sump tank vent clogged, pressure built, blew the dipstick out, along with 3 qts of oil and it coated the headers. 




 The real hero was the Little 2lbs fire bottle. Without it, the fire would have grown. It delayed the damage just long enough to allow Daytona Fire to put it out. I owe those guys a lot of beer. 


http://www.ogracing.com/halotron-fire-extinguisher-2-5-lb
Here is the little Hero in all his glory. If you drive without one of these your an idiot. buy one a link is above. don't be an idiot. A billy bad ass fire system and another one have been ordered for the Miata. 



I thought I was done. The Boys from Mosler motorsports said: "You're getting the lights" and jumped into action. 




Damage was only cosmetic, the car ran fine. We were worried about damage to the tire. So the last few laps were super slow.  but we got the lights. 





Thank you- My wife Andrea, I know i scared the hell out of you. 
Mosler Motorsports (part of Nine lives racing) for kicking me in the ass and making the car work.
 OG racing for employing me and giving me the safety gear I need.   

and to all of our partners. Holley performance, Maxxis tires, PFC brakes 

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